Stone of Destiny
Stone of Destiny (1948)

A romantic story of diamonds and the fields of Australia.

 

Publishing - 1st edition 1948, 2nd ed (or printing) 1950, 3rd ed (or printing) 1953

 

Book - Light-brown cloth with dark-brown lettering to spine., 344 pages, black and white photographic frontipiece.

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 10s. 6d.

 

TitleVerso - "First Published 1948"

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $25 - $50. VG in a VG DW $70 - $100 

 

 

 
 
 
 
The Diamond - Stone of Destiny (1969)
With an introduction by Albert Joris

 

Contains additional pages to the 1948 version and is considered a separate book amongst Idriess collectors. It has an authors note to the second edition followed by an authors note to the first edition.

 

Publishing - 1st edition thus 1969

 

Book - Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. 325 pages, with black and white photos and line drawings.

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at $4.95, the DW is completely different to the 1948 version.

 

TitleVerso - "Second Edition 1969"

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $25 - $50. VG in a VG DW $50 - $80 

One Wet Season (1949)

Stories told during the wet season, of life in the Kimberleys.

 

Publishing - 1st edition 1949, 2nd ed (or printing) 1950, 3rd ed (or printing) 1951.

 

Book - Grey boards with brown lettering to spine. 272 pages, map endpapers.

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced 12s.6d.

 

TitleVerso - "First Published 1949"

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $20 - $35. VG in a VG DW $40 - $70.

One Wet Season
 
The Wild White Man of Badu (1950)

The strange, enthralling story of the convict who escaped from the hell of Norfolk Island.

 

Publishing - 1st edition published 1950, 2nd ed 1951. No further printings.

 

Book - Green cloth boards with silver gilt lettering to spine only. 232 pages, with black/white photographic plates, map endpapers.

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 15s.

 

TitleVerso - "First Published 1950"

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $25 - $50. VG in a VG DW $50 - $80.

 

The Wild White Man of Badu
 
 
Across the Nullarbor
Across the Nullarbor (1951)

A trip through the South by car, the author describes his 9000-mile modern argosy.

 

Publishing - 1st edition published 1951, 2nd ed 1953, 3rd ed 1957

 

Book - Orange cloth, silver gilt lettering on spine. 248 pages with black and white photos, map endpapers

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 17s. 6d.

 

TitleVerso - "First Published 1951"

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $25- $50. VG in a VG DW $50 - $80.

 

 
Outlaws of the Leopolds
Outlaws of the Leopolds (1952)

The amazing adventures of Sandamara - the black-tracker who turned outlaw and tried to drive the white man out of the Kimberleys.

 

Publishing - 1st edition published 1952, 2nd ed 1955, no further printings

 

Book - Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt design on front cover. [xii] plus 244, with black/white frontispiece and another 16 pages of black/white photographic plates

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 18s. 

 

TitleVerso - "First Published 1952"

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $40 - $60. VG in a VG DW $60 - $100

 

 
The Red Chief
The Red Chief (1953)

The story of Red Kangaroo, young and mighty aboriginal warrior who saved his tribe from destruction.

 

Publishing - 1st edition published 1953, 2nd ed 1955, no further printings.

 

Book - Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. [xxvi] plus 226 pages and a black/white frontispiece and 14 black/white photographic plates

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 18s. 6d. 

 

TitleVerso - "First Published 1953"

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $40 - $60. VG in a VG DW $60 - $100